Alternator Repair in Leicester

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Is your battery not charging? Do your headlights dim when you press the accelerator? If so, you probably have an Alternator Fault.

A new alternator may be necessary to power your engine sufficiently and ensure safety.

Along with alternator repair, battery problems may also be an indication of starter motor failure.


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Top garages for Alternator Repair in Leicester (136 found)
Continental Motors
2205 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest and trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's, Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and

The Motor Medics (Midlands)
103 Jobs Completed
markfield
5.0 / 5

The Motor Medics are a vehicle repair workshop and mobile mechanic service based in Coalville and provide their services in the surrounding areas. We offer diagnostic

Walkers Tyre Services Leicester (Narborough Road) Team Protyre
119 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.3 / 5

Walkers Tyres situated on Narborough Road, Leicester joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist

East Midlands Auto
924 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after 'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Of

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Leicester
2237 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.2 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

Mr Tyre Ltd - Leicester
803 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.5 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

Walkers Tyres Leicester (Bradgate Street) Team Protyre
245 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.2 / 5

Walkers Tyres situated on Bradgate Street, Leicester joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist

Car Repairs Team
129 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.2 / 5

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Walkers Tyre Services Leicester (Wigston) - Team Protyre
89 Jobs Completed
Leicester
3.6 / 5

Walkers Tyres situated on Bull Head Street, Leicester joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist

RS Automotive (Leicester) Ltd
8 Job Completed
Wigston
5.0 / 5

Formula One Autocentres - Wigston
293 Jobs Completed
Wigston
3.5 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Car 2 Code
16 Jobs Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

We established our business in 2012. Since then we have gained experience in the automotive industry. Therefore, now we can use our knowledge to provide the best possi

A J MOT and Auto Repairs
378 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.7 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester, look no further than A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, specialists in a wide range of garage servic

The Motor Company PPS Ltd
615 Jobs Completed
Leicester
2.9 / 5

The Motor Company PPS ltd has over 45 years experience in the automotive industry, including repairs, fitting and replacement of steering systems, suspension, tyres, brak

Formula One Autocentres - Leicester
444 Jobs Completed
Leicester
3.6 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

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Alternator Repair in Leicester
Frequently asked questions
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What is a car alternator?

The car's alternator performs a simple but vital job: to keep your car's battery charged. The battery is responsible for starting the car, spark plugs, lights, electrics, and sometimes power steering - quite a job - so it's essential that it's topped up - and that's what the alternator does.

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What are common problems with an alternator?

The alternator acts like a small generator: the engine spins, and the alternator turns that spinning motion into electricity. The most common problems are worn brushes (the component that maintains constant electrical contact with the spinning alternator) and a failing voltage regulator (which ensures that the charge is sent to the battery at the correct voltage.)

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What are the common symptoms of alternator problems?

Common signs of car alternator problems include the 'charge' or battery lights flashing on the dashboard, flickering or dimming headlights and interior lights and a growling or whining noise under the bonnet.

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What is the average alternator repair cost?

An alternator can be rebuilt as opposed to replaced, however in truth the difference in cost is often quite small. Either way the most common repair cost is around £150-200.

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How to test an alternator for problems

A simple way to test an alternator for problems is to do what's known as the headlight test. Park your car with the headlights on or run it in neutral, then rev the engine. If the headlights dim you could well have an alternator problem. A better test is to take your car to a garage, where a car alternator can be tested using a multimeter tool.

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What happens if my alternator breaks?

If your alternator fails, your car battery won't charge and, very soon, will have insufficient charge to start the car.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Leicester bookings

4.33

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Alternator Prices in Leicester

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed but you can expect to pay between £250-£300. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Leicester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£315.05
Mercedes£492.36
Audi£858.74
Nissan£371.48

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator